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- Working closely with in house Creative director/Art Director and freelance teams (Stylist/Photographers) to build main lifestyle shoots throughout the shoot journey. - Managing production for Interiors shoots both creatively and within budget - 6 weeks shooting per season with 5/6 freelance teams - building teams for each shoot - involvement in start to end process - Managing model castings (female/male adults and children) - Building relationships with external agencies/negotiating rates and usage - booking and sourcing locations as well as going on recce’s, sourcing props, logistics pre shoot, on hand across all shoots working alongside AD's and Stylist - Managing two shoot assistants both in house and on set - Working alongside the e-comm team to make sure product is shot ahead of main lifestyle shoots as well as combining LWC and Fashion shoots for continuity between brochures / liaising with buyers for Fashion teams to make sure models are in appropriate seasonal clothing when shooting as part of a interiors Lifestyle shoot - Arranging overseas shoots with a locally based production company – Carnet/Model Casting/Make up Artist/Locations - Purchase orders/ Call sheets/ Catering/ Delivery of product management - Collating photographic requirements across multiple channels in house and co-ordinating the seasonal business needs/ adhearing to strict deadlines - Developing critical paths and managing timelines - Working alongside designers/buyers across the business to build brochure layouts ahead of shoot - Involvement in multiple briefing/styling meetings in the run up to shoots with the Stylists to discuss the creative story for the season being worked on
Working directly for the shoot manager in the multi-channel Marketing department for both UK and Central Europe - Assisting the shoot manager closely from start to end of the shoot process, involvement in art direction of each shoot, collating clothing samples after 'sign off meetings' with the brand director and buying head's for Men's, Women's and children's clothing and footwear and accessories, booking studios and teams (stylist, photographer, make up artist, models etc), ensuring photography requirements are delivered for the Online and POS teams, assisting with post production and all final imagery making sure all images meet deadlines - Assisting press team and external team (stylist, art director etc) for all press shoots - Assisting on all campaign shoots for TV/Billboard/Advertising - Produce Still Life and Online shoots - start to end process - Assets for Online and Offline usage are uploaded onto IT systems correct and on time, scheduling kick off meetings with online teams to ensure photography team is capturing the correct requirements - Admin; working with our yearly budgets, collating information and ensuring suppliers are paid - Working with the production manager and sample assistants to ensure all product is ready and organised for shoots and shoot information is clear and accurate before each shoot - Building close relationships and working with booking agencies, stylists, photographers, make up artists, locations and models - Creating concept mood boards and new concepts for photography, primarily owning of still life photography - Working alongside external media team to ensure that all requirements are captured in photography
- Collating all online coverage of Whistles creating excel spreadsheets for online credits and creating editorial Power Point presentations (filling and logging content daily) - Updating existing database with editors/assistants from international publications - also pulling together a new bloggers list to pass on to the team including their details (street style, Twitter followers, Instagram etc) - Sample returning to correct departments in buying and sorting of press samples - sending out items packaged myself and booking couriers to collect/deliver to shoots/ Whistles VIP celebrity agency and gifted items for press/bloggers etc - Attending regular meetings with buyers and design team as well as marketing and E-commerce team - Using Fashion GPS to the highest standard - Assisting the Marketing team with Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Whistles website) - Efficiency to work alone and in a team and thinking on my feet in a fast paced environment - being proactive and having excellent organisational skills, diary and time management, mail merges, close attention to detail and working to hourly/daily/weekly deadlines. High level use of all Microsoft applications and ability to learn quickly. - Weekly meetings with both teams for upcoming events for calendar seasons - how to push each event to be of a higher standard, producing new ideas and keeping in tune with current collections launching in store - merging and fusing Fashion and Events - focusing on which media will be placed with which event. TOPSHOP TOPMAN
- Production from start to finish with industry clients arranging the finer details for shoots with a number of different publications and brands - Working within a budget and providing full production services both in the UK and Internationally - this consisted of combining a check list of different locations, Stylists, Photographers, Models, Videographers, Make-Up and Hair Artists and Art Directors that worked together to enable the completion of each production project - Admin work involving invoices, buying, expenses etc. - Working both office based and on live productions daily - Organisational skills were paramount and a good eye to merge and create a team. http://adrenalinmanagement.com
Working for 5 years as part of Adrenalin Management LTD Fashion and Photographic agency as a Junior Booker moving to a Senior role I was also given the opportunity to freelance creatively as an assistant stylist on a broad range of photographic shoots both published in magazines and for online usage - which has led to me building up a contact book and portfolio of styling work. This has allowed me to understand how to work in a fast paced, live environment which constantly challenges and drives your communication and organisational skills, enabling me to keep in tune with the current fashion industry and its demands. Debenhams, Next, Marks and Spencer, Bridal designer Tobi Hanna, Vogue, BHS, BANG EXPO - fashion film Editorial and commercial shoots for look books, publications and online usage Alongside my styling work I have benefitted from working with both the Make-Up artist and photographer on set as a first assistant. Exploring the different sides on a photo shoot has allowed my eye for detail to constantly grow and gain more knowledge-allowing my visual imagery to come to life